The AHCA would neither repeal nor replace Obamacare


Of course, I'm making too much of the passage of the bill without a CBO score, because the analysis will be ready before the Senate votes, and there seems to be widespread agreement that Trump/Ryancare will not probably pass the Senate as written.

In 2010, after a Democratic-controlled Congress passed and President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, Republicans denounced what came to be known as Obamacare with critiques that were often borne out. This isn't a radical notion; before Obamacare, Illinois and many other states had these pools.

"We have a failing health care - I shouldn't say this to our great gentlemen and my friend from Australia because you have better health care then we do", said Trump in a press availability with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NY. The problem is that in the Senate, the Medicaid reforms are jeopardized by the clumsy tax credit structure, because those who now get coverage through Obamacare's Medicaid expansion will not get enough assistance under the flat tax credit to retain coverage.

Carrying a baby also carries some risk, so insurance companies see pregnant women as risker - and more expensive - customers when they apply for coverage. Australia runs a government-funded universal health care system.

The House approved the bill Thursday by a vote of 217-213.

While the vote brings Republicans one step closer to fulfilling the singular campaign pledge that has united the party in recent years - and helped Trump win the White House-the bill will need substantial revisions if it is to pass the Senate.

"The bill that Republicans passed. really has nothing to do with health care". But technically, the number includes people who would voluntarily choose not to have health insurance - because the individual insurance requirement under Obamacare would be gone - not necessarily kicked off, as Democrats claim.

The final legislation boosts US military spending and provides increased funding for USA border security, but it sidesteps numerous promises Trump and Republican lawmakers made.

Even if Republicans manage to get their ACA repeal bill through the Senate, they'll have to reconcile differences between Senate and House versions, meaning the House will have to do this all over again.

While Republicans blame Obamacare for health insurance woes, Democrats tell rural Americans that the current law is better for them than the Republican alternative.

"The Senate will now finish work on our bill, but will take the time to get it right", said Sen.

Someone must be lying about health care coverage for pre-existing medical conditions. But many Republican governors oppose the cuts. He said language on the tax credits was not needed in the proposed bill since it is an Internal Revenue Service regulation.

Individual mandate tax: If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, under the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, you must pay a fee called the "individual shared responsibility payment".